Young people around the world now hold more trust with their long-term health in charities and non-profit organisations than the government, a new report reveals.
The new B+A Global Youth Pulse revealed 40% of people aged 13-24 trust charities and non-profit firms with their long-term health over government. Just a fifth (19%) trust their governments with their long-term health, a year on from the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, but a quarter (24%) place greater trust in for-profit companies.
It comes as deaths across countries have mounted. The findings showed the higher rate of COVID-19 deaths per one million people is very strongly correlated (0.95) with a higher trust in charities and non-profits.
The study of 2,200 13-24 year olds across five continents (the UK, USA, China, France, South Africa and Brazil) from B+A, a global management consultancy, also revealed that trust in government for their own long-term health is strongly correlated (0.83) with the year-on-year GDP change forecast for 2021. The findings showed that a pessimistic economic outlook after the pandemic is in line with how young people view their governments when it comes to their own long-term health.